When Siddharth provokes her, Avni shows the dark personality of Manjulika before returning to her usual self, much to the horror and concern of Siddharth, who asks Aditya to save Avni.
During Durgashtami, Aditya and Siddharth see Avni consumed in Manjulika's identity, dressed as her and dancing to the tunes Manjulika had been dancing to with her love, Shashidhar, before the king murdered him.
Aditya eventually realizes that Radha is not at fault, and that someone else behind it all, and falls in love with her.
One night, he encounters Manjulika and dares her to strike.
He reveals that he visited Avni's hometown to gather information about her childhood and has factual evidence.